Have you seen these wedding cakes around Pinterest? Or maybe you have been to a wedding that served a naked wedding cake. Maybe you have seen them on the menu at a restaurant. The naked wedding cake is taking the scene by storm. Gone are the days of perfectly smooth fondant and carefully crafted sugar flowers. The naked wedding cake has taken over the wedding cake scene completely.
So what is a naked wedding cake and what makes it so great? These tiered cakes are unfrosted, leaving the layers of filling and cake exposed. While it sounds like an incomplete and lazy way to make a cake, the resulting product has an amazing effect. There is almost an imperfect perfection going on. They don’t look at all unfinished; rather they leave an artistic and eye-catching impression. The major difference is the lack of exterior frosting.
The flavor combinations are endless. At Momofuku Milk Bar in New York, the naked cake is the only wedding cake they make. Flavors range from apple pie, to chocolate malt, salted pretzel, and the traditional flavors as well. They are layered with creamy creations such as cheesecake filling, apple compote, buttercream, cream cheese frosting, and jams. Garnishes include a variety of pretzel crumbs, pecan crunchies, milk crumbs, sprinkles, fruit, and chocolate.
Similar to traditional wedding cakes, the naked wedding cakes are often decorated with cascading flower collections. Because there is no frosting to coat the outside, the emphasis is placed on the interior layers: the cake itself and the delicious frosting, cream, and jam fillings.
These gorgeous cakes are a great cake option for so many reasons. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing and attention grabbing, but they also are a nice choice for frosting critics. The cakes can be made with a variety of fillings. Each visible layer ensures the guest knows what they are getting. Layers and flavors can be alternated for variety and spice. What do you think? Are you sold on the naked wedding cake?
Check out the video below for some awesome frosting-less wedding cakes: